House and Garden, Snape Maltings

Antiques and homeware shops in Suffolk

There’s nothing like discovering a one-off piece of furniture or decorative piece for your home or garden! Luckily, there are plenty of Aladdin’s caves within easy reach of Woodfarm Barns and Barges.

We like to be unique in everything that we do, from our unbeatable luxury dog-friendly holiday cottages with relaxing hot tubs, to our historic Dutch barges on the Suffolk riverways. We even love distinctive furniture and homeware – as you might have seen if you’ve ever stayed in Woodfarm House!

If you have a similar taste for unique finds, you’ll be right at home in the beautiful county of Suffolk. What we lack in Ikea stores, we make up for in independent antique parlours and quirky homeware shops. You can find one in almost any town – especially near our barns and barges.

Here are just a few of our favourite antiques and homeware shops located nearby:

Clara Bowe, Ipswich
Clara Bowe is a family business, run by husband and wife team, Beverley and Patrick, and Beverley’s sister Gail

Clara Bowe, Henley

This adorable shop in Henley, just outside Ipswich, sells everything from fine china to vintage and nearly-new clothing. Their one-off furniture pieces span the 20th century, and some have even undergone restoration for a kitsch, upcycled look. The staff at Clara Bowe are highly meticulous when it comes to selecting their wares, making sure that customers are receiving items which are pre-loved, but never low quality.

Visit their Facebook page here.

Distance from Woodfarm Barns: 8.2 miles

Swan House and Garden, Debenham
Swan House and Garden is situated in the historic and idyllic village of Debenham

Swan House & Garden, Debenham

Visit this well-appointed Debenham-based shop for a highly curated selection of goods sourced from across the world. Here, you’re just as likely to stumble across a Persian rug (hopefully not literally) as you are a white leather sofa from the 1970s. Plus, for particularly discerning clientele, an interior design service is available.

Visit their website here.

Distance from Woodfarm Barns: 4.7 miles

House and Garden, Snape Maltings
This award-winning independent shop is the largest at Snape Maltings

House & Garden, Snape Maltings

You’re in for a treat if you’re staying on board our Onderneming barge, as it’s moored right next to Snape Maltings. Here, a plethora of stunning furniture and home decor options await you at House & Garden, which is housed inside a renovated maltings building. The capacious shop features British-made goods, from upholstery to lighting, as well as a large selection of plants.

Visit their website here.

Distance from Woodfarm Barns: 20.7 miles

BONUS distance from Onderneming: 0 miles

Yoxford Antiques, Yoxford
Over 70 dealers offer their wares at Yoxford Antiques

Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens, Yoxford

This is more than just an antiques shop. Yoxford Antiques stocks treasures from over 70 dealers! If you want to step back in time for a couple of hours, this is definitely the place to go. You’ll be astounded by the range of furniture and decor available – think fireplaces carefully removed from historic properties, and ornate silver dining sets in need of a second chance.

Visit their website here.

Distance from Woodfarm Barns: 18.2 miles, Saxmundham was established in 2015, and has since thrived from a cult upcycling following, Saxmundham takes upcycling to a new level! As soon as you walk through the doors of this Saxmundham barn, you’ll find treasures that look like nothing you’ve ever seen before. This shop is known for its eclectic finds, and it even produces upcycled items – one memorable sight was a completely one-off jerrycan dining chair set. Stop by for gifts for friends and family, or pieces for your own home. We guarantee you’ll find something you love.

Visit their website here.

Distance from Woodfarm Barns: 18.4 miles

We hope you visit one of these recommended stores when you’re next in Suffolk – and don’t forget to browse our luxury, dog-friendly barns and barges for a comfortable stay during your trip.

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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